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COG Statement Regarding Ron Kirby

(Click here for remembrances and tributes to Ron Kirby as well as a letter approved by the COG Board of Directors on November 13, 2013)

COG Executive Director Chuck Bean
Statement Regarding the Death of Ron Kirby

All of the officials and employees of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Transportation Planning Board are devastated by the loss of our colleague, Ron Kirby.

Dr. Kirby, one of the regionís leading experts on transportation planning, was a key figure in all aspects of our work on regional planning and collaboration.  He guided the work of the Transportation Planning Board for more than 26 years. His deep knowledge and wise counsel assisted local, state and national officials in reaching consensus on the major transportation issues over the years. 

More importantly, he was a trusted colleague and a dear friend to all of us at the Council and his associates around the region.  We extend our deepest sympathy to his family at this difficult time.

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Release Date: Nov 12, 2013
Contact: Jeanne Saddler
Phone: 202-962-3250


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